I was told its an insult involving a mother. Malkin is the guy who left Mettalurg Magnitogorsk this season to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins after "allegedly" being forced to sign a contract with them. He waited until the team was in training in Finland, grabbed his passport and took off. Allegedly threats were made agaist his life and the life of his family by the Russian mafia if he didnt sign the new contract with Magnitogorsk. The Central Red Army I was referring to was the hockey team not the military formation. I've loved Russian hockey ever since the night I got to hang out with Darius Kasparitis (I know, not really a Russian) and Alexie Kovalev.